Industry Grants for International Competitiveness

The Industry Grants for International Competitiveness (IGIC) program is a component of the $22.1 million Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund with investment from Royalties for Regions, and managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA).

Expressions of interest for the IGIC program are open from 9am on Monday, 5 December 2016 and close on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 and must be submitted online using the SmartyGrants program.

About the Industry Grants for International Competitiveness (IGIC) Program

The IGIC program will invest up to $1.3 million in grants to support organisations working together along supply/value chains, who see their future as part of an internationally competitive export-oriented agrifood sector.

Industry Consortia can apply for grants between $20 000 and $100 000 to develop strategies to drive international competitiveness at the enterprise and value chain level.

The IGIC program is a targeted response to the Fund’s Pathways to Competitiveness report. Grant applications should align with opportunities identified in the report.

Industry Consortia are considered to be alliances involving combinations of agrifood businesses, industry organisations, recognised Grower Groups and professional service providers.

What funding is available and to who?

The primary applicant for IGIC funding must be a WA-based agribusiness, recognised Grower Group or other not-for profit, farmer-driven organisation with an Australian Business Number and registered for GST.

  • Up to $1.3 million will be invested through the IGIC program
  • Individual grants are between $20 000 and $100 000
  • Projects must be completed before 31 March 2019
  • The IGIC program is a specific, targeted response to the Fund’s Pathways to Competitiveness report. It is essential to read this report prior to submitting an EOI.
  • Before submitting your application, ensure you have read the Information toolkit and Submission guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions, which are available on the right hand side of this page. 

How to apply for funding?

Expressions of interest from eligible organisations must be submitted online using the SmartyGrants program which will open at 9am (WST) Monday, 5 December 2016.

A two-stage selection process will be used:

  •  Stage 1 Expressions of interest (EOI) – each EOI application will be assessed by the expert selection panel who will recommend a shortlist of projects to progress to Stage 2.
  •  Stage 2 Full project proposal – shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a detailed proposal for assessment by the expert selection panel.

Successful projects will be selected through a competitive merit-based process.

To be considered for funding, completed Expressions of interest must be submitted before 12 noon (WST) on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Contact information

Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund
Page last updated: Monday, 5 December 2016 - 11:30am